Produced for the Rural Music Schools Association, this classic text provides a firm foundation for the development of aural training for performers or teachers of music.
Ida Carroll was the youngest daughter of Walter Carroll, the Royal Manchester College of Music’s first Professor in the Art and Practice of Teaching (although he was probably best known for composing piano music for children, such as Scenes at a Farm). Ida was born in 1905. She attended the Matthay School of Music (which later became the Northern School of Music), and subsequently becoming its Secretary. After the death of the founding Principal in 1956 Ida was appointed Acting Principal, becoming Principal in 1958. On the opening of the Royal Northern College of Music following the amalgamation of the Northern School with the Royal Manchester College of Music, Ida Carroll became Dean of Management, retiring in 1976. That same year she was elected president of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (the second woman to hold the post). She was awarded the OBE in 1964. In addition to her full-time work Ida Carroll was a freelance double bass player, and a leading figure in a number of organisations including Chetham’s School of Music, European String Teachers Association and the National Youth Orchestra.